HOLY WEEK SERVICES:
PALM SUNDAY marks the beginning of Holy Week with the commemoration of Christ's triumphant arrival in Jerusalem. As Jesus entered the city on a donkey, the crowds cheered and threw palms in front of him as a sign of homage. Palm branches were recognized as a symbol of peace and victory. Waving them in acknowledgment of someone was a custom reserved for people of great respect. Who would have known that only days later Christ would be crucified to his death?
We receive blessed palms today as we ritually participate in Christ's arrival in Jerusalem. Because these palms are blessed, they should not be discarded at the end of the celebration, but either taken home or returned to the church. Typically, left-over or discarded blessed palms are incinerated to create the ashes for the following year's Ash Wednesday services.
- Masses will be held in Our Lady’s Chapel at 10:30 AM and 8:00 PM.
TRIDUUM SERVICES (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil)
With the exception of Easter Sunday, there will be no additional Triduum services (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Easter Vigil) held at the university this year. We invite you to take part in these services at one of our local parishes: St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, St. Anthony de Padua, or Our Lady of Grace.
Easter celebrates Christ's resurrection from the dead, marks the last day of the Sacred Triduum (three days beginning the evening of Holy Thursday and ending the evening of Easter Sunday), and is the first day of the Easter season (which lasts for 50 days, concluding with Pentecost).
- Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM in Our Lady's Chapel.
- There will be no 8:00 PM Mass today.
"The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, visit www.uiw.edu/ada."
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018
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